Family Adaptability among Urban African-American Women with Hypertension
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Nurse Pract
Journal for Nurse Practitioners
DOI of Published Version
Abstract: African-American women are at greater risk than other women for complications related to hypertension. This study examined relationships between hypertension, pulse pressure, body mass index, family adaptability, family cohesion, and social support among 146 urban African-American women. Significant relationships were found between family adaptability and systolic blood pressure (P = 5 .03) and between adaptability and pulse pressure (P ≤ .01). Based on study results, practitioners should routinely assess family functioning, specifically family adaptability, in African-American women who are at risk for or diagnosed with hypertension to minimize complications.
Hypertension, Women's Health, Blacks -- Midwestern United States, Family, Adaptation, Psychological, Support, Psychosocial, Scales, Midwestern United States, Blood Pressure Determination, Body Mass Index, Female, Human, Correlational Studies, Secondary Analysis, Descriptive Research, Descriptive Statistics, Urban Areas, Questionnaires, Coefficient Alpha, Pearson's Correlation Coefficient, Multiple Linear Regression, Adult, Middle Age, T-Tests, Family Assessment, Nursing Assessment, Pulse -- Evaluation, Summated Rating Scaling, Step-Wise Multiple Regression, Funding Source
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6:10 (2010) pp.786-793. DOI:10.1016/j.nurpra.2010.02.005.